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February 22, 2012
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February 22, 2012
2 people found this review helpful

Just received my second call in 2 weeks, after being asked to be removed from their calling list. They confirmed again that only 44% of funds raised goes to cancer patients. From everything I have read, this organization is unethical beyond inefficient, and preys on grief and fear to raise money. Absolutely shameful.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Badly

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

None

Will you recommend this organization to others?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

February 2, 2012
3 people found this review helpful

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Review from CharityNavigator
February 2, 2012
3 people found this review helpful

Received several calls from this charity with all calls showing up as "ACS". The fundraiser lady said, "fully 100% of donated funds go to helping cancer patients". A misleading statement as I suppose after all expenses are paid that 100% of what's left does go to patients. They urge you to use a credit or debit card something I never do over the phone. I always check out charities and this one is a NO-GO. Expenses are high.

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Was your donation impactful?

No

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

No

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

November 29, 2011
5 people found this review helpful

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Review from Guidestar
November 29, 2011
5 people found this review helpful

This charity has called our home non-stop throughout the holiday season, despite multiple requests that they stop. They call as early at 7am and as late at 10pm. They're extremely rude, frequently just hanging up on us when we say we're not interested or they don't reach me. I'm the COO at a nationwide nonprofit and I would be disgusted if our employees treated potential donors this way. I would highly recommend against giving any money to this horrendous organization.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

November 23, 2011
4 people found this review helpful

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Review from CharityNavigator
November 23, 2011
4 people found this review helpful

Not only did the caller ID identify this organization is "ACS" (American Cancer Society), but I would swear up and down that their rep told me he was actually WITH American Cancer Society. He also mentioned helping cancer patients who "can't afford healthcare," etc. Needless to say I pledged $20 to get him off the phone, but when I got the pledge form was shocked to see it was for this "Cancer Support Services." OK, I'm down with their supposed mission, but the sad fact is they spend most of their money on fund-raising, and not actually supporting cancer patients. I will not be honoring my pledge, and will instead give money to a reputable organization.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Reduce the amount of money spent on fund-raising and actually give money to cancer victims who need it.

July 28, 2011
6 people found this review helpful

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Review from CharityNavigator
July 28, 2011
6 people found this review helpful

I first received a call from this charity in which my caller-id said "ACS", which made me believe they were the American Cancer Society. They didn't lie when I specifically asked, but if someone doesn't catch this, they will be fooled into thinking this is the American Cancer Society.

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have no intention of honoring this pledge after reading that they spend more than 69% for fund-raising. I will be emailing them telling them why and then I will honor this pledge by giving it to the American Cancer Society.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would not allow them to make an attempt to fool the public by labeling their caller-id as if it were the American Cancer Society. And, no reputable charity should be using just 24% of my money to fund their intended program(s).

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A little

How did you learn about this organization?

They called me.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

April 18, 2011
4 people found this review helpful

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Review from Guidestar
April 18, 2011
4 people found this review helpful

This charity spends $6,000,000 a year on fundraising and only gives away $1,000,000 in a supporting grant to Cancer Foundation of America.
What a scam. They use aggressive telemarketing to acquire donations, using "cancer" and "hospices" and "poor patients who can't afford medical supplies" as
their catch phrases to prey on your sympathies. Do Not Be Fooled by this poorly run excuse for a 501c3 into giving them any of your money!

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Stop paying out so many salaries and start using more than 13% of the money they collect for the purpose of their nonprofit status.

April 5, 2011
8 people found this review helpful

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Review from CharityNavigator
April 5, 2011
8 people found this review helpful

I received a phone call from this organization and I pledged $10. After doing so I checked up on the charity. I should have done that first. I've learned my lesson. I honored the pledge because in my state it is considered a legal obligation to do so. I also wrote them a note explaining that I would never donate to them again and asked them not to call me for future donations. They have repeatedly ignored this simple request. Each time they call I ask them not to call again and I tell them I will never donate to their organization again. Over the last 2 years I've received at least 3 more calls from them. The next time this happens I plan to file a formal complaint to the government and may take other actions against them to put a stop to the harrassment.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

This organization should increase their efficiency and send more money to people who are supposed to be helped. I consider this organization to be a scam.

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